Eric Mack, who was schooled at Syracuse University ('98), is one of the most widely read and respected fantasy sports analysts in the world. A veteran of sports journalism since the early 1990s, he has been a lead fantasy writer for CBSSports.com, Sports Illustrated magazine, SI.com and now Bleacher Report, where he will serve as the Fantasy Football Lead Writer for the 2013 season. When you don't find him there, on his social media platforms (Twitter @EricMackFantasy and Facebook), on the radio/TV, or his podcast (Fantasy FatCast), check the local adult softball diamonds, a sports pub or a youth football field. He is currently working on his first book project on coaching youth football for third- and fourth-graders in the Boston area, in addition to cranking out fantasy content for the burgeoning B/R sports media beast. All this doesn't leave much time for hobbies. You can hit him up for fantasy advice here, but don't bother arguing with what he tells you. "Ain't nobody got time for that!"
Hey there Eric,
Quick question for ya regarding D/ST for Week 14...
The whole season I've enjoyed solid production from the 49ers defense, but I'm a little wary with them going against the Seachickens this week on top of me playing in round 1 of our league's playoffs.
Would picking up the Cards or Chargers D/ST for this week (keeping the Niners on the bench) sound like a reasonable move to you? For reference this is an ESPN standard league with ten teams.
I'm in a 16 man league, facing a must win this week with our playoffs approaching. I'm in a bind as to what RB to start this week. Our league is PPR, and I'm torn between either Chris Johnson or Darren Sporles. And input would be appreciated.
What's up Eric here's my roster for week 9...
Locker (peyton on bench)
Zac Stacy (gotta keep an eye on him)
I am in a 12 man league and just dropped from first place last week...im just looking for some feedback on what changes you would make to hop back in that number one spot! or some trades you think people would go for
But you see Eric we are still blinded by RG3 and CJ Spiller. All we notice from those 2 is what they did last year both Spiller and RG3 had magical years last year but have not nearly produced anything close to their last seasons stats. Like i said, MJD will be nothing more than a Flex option this year (same goes for Spiller because of the injury to his knee and splitting carries with Fred Jackson, at least MJD gets the majority of the carries). I have been week at TE all year long with the combination of Garrett Graham, Charles Clay and Coby Fleener all starting at some point so i finally have a legit TE to carry me throughout the year even though he hasn't been putting up the Jimmy Graham stats the past 2 weeks. And Now that i was lucky enough to get J Blackmon i needed a WR3 with Julio out for the year and got Keenan Allen, I now have filled up all my positions with holes and now have bye week fillers (my bench is horrendous before the trade, i have the likes of Mohammed Sanu, Rashard Mendenhall, Tavon Austin and Quiz Rodgers)
P.S. You do know you can click on my name and reply on my board right?
Alex Riley, I don't like your trade at all. You lost the high ceilings of RG3 and Spiller and got a bunch of fringe players who might have been waiver fodder (save for MJD, but one could argue he is waiver fodder now).
Hey Eric. I just made (what i consider) a block buster trade in my league can you tell me if i won this trade please?
I Got: Alex Smith, Keenan Allen, Jordan Cameron, and MJD
He Got: RG3, Coby Fleener, and C.J. Spiller
It's blockbuster to me because for 1. i don't trade very often and 2. i got sick of the C.J. Spiller headache, So Did I do good? I was looking for another Flex Option now that Spiller is gone (replaced now with MJD) i had Julio Jones but was lucky enough to get Blackmon off the waiver wire so i needed a WR Number 3 (Keenan Allen is now my WR3), Finally got an elite TE (Jordan Cameron) and got a bye week filler for Russell Wilson(Alex Smith). So did i win this trade?
My current roster after the trade
QB. Russell Wilson
RB. Reggie Bush
WR/RB Justin Blackmon
WR. Victor Cruz
WR/TE Keenan Allen
TE Jordan Cameron
Flex Maurice Jones Drew
D/ST Broncos D
K Greg Zuerlein
P Sam Koch
Tariq, I would keep Cruz active through thick and thin and ... then ... I would probably start one of the receivers over the low-end tight ends there, especially in a PPR league. Vincent Brown has a better matchup than Harry Douglas.
Congrats on the hot start and stay the course, you can really score for the long haul if you don't do drastic things to handle the scrum in these heavy bye weeks to come.
Eric! I've followed your cheat sheet and it made me go 4-0 with no roster changes! And then I ended up losing the last two weeks, more recently for the bad decision of not playing Kyle Rudolph...
I already made roster changes according to your suggestions:
WR: Victor Cruz, Vincent Brown, Harry Douglas
TE: Garret Graham, Joseph Fauria.
I need one for the WR position and one for the W/R/T position. I think Victor Cruz would be obvious but like you said, Giants suck. W/R/T I'm not so sure. I'd probably go Fauria according to your article.
Giants suck! ... and, as much as I like RG3 this week, start Romo in all leagues against that Redskins secondary. I have Romo as the No. 1 quarterback on the board this week.
How're you feeling about your Giants? ;)